West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board to seek GI tag for muslin fabric
| Thursday | 18th July, 2019
Kolkata: The West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board (WBKVIB) will soon apply for geographical indication (GI) for its muslin fabric.
"We will soon apply for GI tag of muslin which has a rich history in Bengal.
It is also making a detailed documentation on the steps taken in recent times to boost muslin production in the state.
There are around 900 to 1100 families engaged in muslin production.
More importantly, even though muslin is produced in some countries of West Asia, their artisans can hardly go beyond 200 count.
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